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Grateful Dead Live at Stanley Theatre on 1972-09-26

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Grateful Dead Live at Stanley Theatre on 1972-09-26

Topics Live concert

Promised Land, Cold Rain & Snow, Me & My Uncle, He's Gone, Mexicali Blues, Deal, Big River, Cumberland Blues, Black Throated Wind, Bird Song, Sugaree, Around & Around, Playin' In The Band El Paso, Mississippi Half Step, Greatest Story Ever Told, Tomorrow Is Forever, Truckin'-> The Other One-> It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Sugar Magnolia, E:26 Miles-> E: Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Stanley Theatre
Location Jersey City, NJ

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD Reel> unknown dat gens> digital noise reduction> 3dat gens> za/248-41
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SBD Reel> unknown dat gens> digital noise reduction> 3dat gens> za/2
48-41; for flaws see revised info file;
note next night 9/27/72 is available as Dick's Picks 11- go
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Reviewer: BobbyC - - March 30, 2017
Subject: He's Gone
worth it for He's Gone alone. great sound.
Reviewer: Hedonism Bot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2016
Subject: Classic '72....
Listening to Dead shows such as this one, I often find myself wondering how Jerry Garcia managed to reinvent the wheel night after night, so to speak. Meaning that he would pluck out these amazing notes, seemingly from some wellspring of beauty and power that only he had access to, and place them in these spots that no other guitarist would have or could have conceived of. His inventiveness in those days seemed to know no bounds, and even the most everyday songs seemed to benefit from this endless stream of creativity that Garcia seemed to have. And the rest of the band was certainly game for keeping up with him, especially Phil, whose interplay with Jerry was nothing short of pure musical telepathy. As many others have mentioned on here as well, the version of He's Gone is incredibly good from this night. And hearing Baby Blue performed with such power and soul - in a place in the setlist where I would never have expected it to be - both surprised me and blew me away! I didn't really look at the setlist before listening the first time, and I was caught off guard by that version of Baby Blue. All in all, a great night, 2nd best of the 3-show run, with the next night being the weakest of the 3 in my opinion. Why did that get chosen as a Dick's Picks over this or 9/28/72 again? Doesn't make sense to me, but at least we have great recordings of the other two nights to rock out to!!
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 30, 2015
Subject: 9/23-9/28 gems
fine first set, good Truckin>Other One
Reviewer: pdxfisher - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 21, 2010
Subject: This was a great show
but was eclipsed by the night before with the Morning Dew show opener.

What I remember most about the Stanley Theater shows was the "Get Well Pigpen{" banner that hung from the balcony. During a rocker like Sugar Magnolia the balcony would bounce up and down about a foot and the banner waved like crazy. I was glad I wasn't underneath all that concrete (18th row that night). I understand they condemned the building shortly after
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 21, 2009
Subject: 9-26-72
I agree with my fellow reviews. This is top notch both in performance and sound quality. Also I'm happy to see that there are young people like dddeeeaaaddd that know great music when they hear it. My girlfriend is only twenty four and I've got her hooked.
Reviewer: sbeck55 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2009
Subject: great show
This is an excelent show. I have been reading the book grateful dead gear. For all you fanatics out there it is a great read tells about all the new gear and inovations. Its fun to read sections then hop on the archive and listen to the shows and listen to the sound difference from when new gear was introduced.
Reviewer: dddeeeaaaddd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 9, 2009
Subject: truckin - the other one
sooo perfect!!!! the other one is an awesome song filled with greater guitar licks and bobby knows how to always crush the vocals. damn I LOVE THE DEAD and im only 19.
Reviewer: chefbabyryan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2008
Subject: If you have stumbled on this... show listen!
Great quality, great jamming, followed by transcending 20+ min take of playin' in the band
Reviewer: lemon lime partridge - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 22, 2008
Subject: cumberland blues!!!
why oh why is there a cut in this cumberland!? if not for the cut this would probably be my #1 cumberland blues! guess there's a version with an aud patch over the cut but, i don't know if that will do the trick...
ah, anyway, this entire show is incredible. long live 1972!!!
Reviewer: BVD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2008
Subject: east coast in 72'
I went to the Stanley theatre run (3nites) all great shows(see Dicks picks 11)It was the middle show if memorey serves. 1972 was a great place to be in 72...They also played a 5 nite run at the Academy of Music that spring...also They played at Roosevelt Stadium not far from the Stanley that summer and fall.If that's not enough they played at Dillon Stadium in Hartford as well.Saw the boys twice in 71' but 72 is really when I got my permanant seat on the bus...Thank you GRATEFUL DEAD!...Thank you Archive!all these shows were top shelf
Reviewer: ettk44 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2008
Subject: ...
The music speaks for itself. Listen to it.

I think back to all the time and resources I put into making and trading tapes. And now, this...

Wow!! None of us in our wildest imagination could have ever dreamed of having a resourse like this back then. And that Windows Media Player set on randomization and full screen...

Oh my god!! If this stuff had been around back in the day I don't know if I ever could have ever stopped watching it.

Five stars isn't enough. My rating is five million stars.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2007
Subject: Missing Bertha, and 26 Miles, but...
Otherwise, a brilliant performance partnered with an A+ recording for 1972 ~ Solid, well-played, competent and lots of hidden treasures. I have to give it a 5 because it is such a great recording of a great night of music.
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 21, 2007
Subject: Rain/ Snow
Came to this show to listen to a great rain and snow...
heard many a great (and not so great) show along the ride...not long -- very enjoyable

it's the journey, not the destination -- many folk would tell you...
but the end point is worthy...

output is great
high guitars
great SLOW vocal...
great SOLOS
great Jer...

Much fun findin this set...
deep, clean, soundboard
Reviewer: grendelschoice - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2007
Subject: It's all true
Came to see what all the hub-bub was about after the call-out for more reviews.

Glad I did. If you like the Dick's Pick's Stanley Theater release of the night following this (and why wouldn't you?) there's every reason to DL this show, too.

Best...and i mean BEST "He's Gone" i've ever experienced--right here. It's self-contained, letter perfect, with an impromptu blues show by Jerry well after the "doo-wop" chorus of "...nuthin's gonna bring him back..." I think this version was so good they didn't even want it to segue into anything else.


Just a great, clean-sounding show all around. Sharp first set. Grand '72-style jamming in the 2nd.

'72 is not even one of my favorite years, but this Stanley Theater run is just ridiculously hot.

Highly recommended.
Reviewer: jbheth - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2007
Subject: it all blows my mind.
the quality recording, music, playing, but most of all the lack of reviews! c'mon people, i've been listening to the dead ever since i found and i base much of what i listen to, as well as various facts and what i know, from other user's reviews and experiences.. so DON"T think that 3 minutes telling what you remember or what you know is in VAIN!! i've seen bob and ratdog but never the dead and it gives me that glimpse that i need to feel out the show!
Reviewer: looks like Phil. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 24, 2007
Subject: On form dead.
Very nice recording, its all in the mix.
Perfomance made even stronger by varied set list, nice to see the "Truckin'>The Other One, Baby Blue" run.

Other highlights are a nice variation of "Bird Song" and a very stong "Greatest Story" and "Black Throated Wind".

also an almost flawless recitle of "Truckin'" by Weir !!

New Jersey was a lucky place to be in '72.

Well Done.
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